A Long Way Back by J. Everett PrewittA Long Way Back by J. Everett Prewitt

A Long Way Back

byJ. Everett Prewitt

Hardcover | October 7, 2015

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When a reporter for the Washington Post sees a group of wounded, half-starved, black troops disembark from a helicopter in Cu Chi during the height of the Vietnam War, he senses a story but receives no cooperation from the army or the soldiers.

The men, mostly noncombat soldiers, are the remnant of a squad sent on an illegal mission to Cambodia as punishment for their participation in a race riot at Cu Chi base camp. Led by a battle-fatigued sergeant, they fall under enemy fire. Their leader inexplicably disappears, leaving the ill-prepared soldiers to fight the jungle and enemy on their own.

Although forced to confront the shock of combat and a deteriorating family life, the reporter pursues the story hoping to uncover the truth about what happened to those soldiers in the jungle.

An intriguing glimpse into the Vietnam War, A Long Way Back is a tense journey merging the lives of the soldiers and the reporter as they struggle to overcome their fear and face the battles they must fight to survive.

Title:A Long Way BackFormat:HardcoverDimensions:390 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 7, 2015Publisher:Northland Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0976192772

ISBN - 13:9780976192770

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"This is a nuanced exploration of the racial tensions that express themselves within the pressurized context of war. Prewitt does a fine job allowing those tensions to reveal themselves through the characters rather than through authorial proselytizing.... this is an intelligently crafted tale, brimming with both suspense and social commentary." - Kirkus Review"A Long Way Back" by J. Everett Prewitt is an excellent read... J. Everett Prewitt is an excellent writer, and his writing style is realistic, intense.... Prewitt does an excellent job creating memorable and believable characters the reader cares about. This book does everything well including pacing, character development, and the storyline itself. It is clear that Prewitt is a good author who is well within his wheelhouse on this one." - Reader Views"Author, J. Everett Prewitt's vivid depiction of the horrors of war are compounded when intertwined with the racial injustices perpetrated upon the men whose story Anthony hopes to reveal. A Long Way Back is a powerful and compelling novel. Recommended for home and school libraries, this book has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval." - Literary Classics"This is an awesome story. As a retired Army officer and veteran of two tours in Vietnam and having personally been under enemy fire, I can attest to how well you captured that experience within the events of the story." - Norman Mays, Major, USA, (ret)"(A) Fine novel. This novel takes an important place on the small shelf of African-American Vietnam War novels...the book is well worth reading." - Vietnam Veterans of America